With its cultural attractions, low cost of living and lively nightlife scene, it’s no wonder Liverpool attracts such a large student population, with 70,000 choosing to hit the books on Merseyside. There’s not one but three universities here, each with its own unique flavour. So whether you’re visiting a Liverpool university for an open day or just watching a loved one graduate, we’ll help you get the most out of your trip.
A prestigious redbrick institution, the University of Liverpool is highly regarded in academic cirlces, producing nine Nobel Prize winners. Yet for all its credentials, it’s also loved by its student population for having a lively campus life, helped no doubt by its location. Being right in the centre of town it’s super easy to access all the fabulous culture, shopping and nightlife that lively Liverpool is famous for.
With its lush, green spaces, picturesque grounds and stunning listed buildings, you can’t fail to be inspired to study at Hope University. With just 7,000 students, it’s tiny in comparison with Liverpool University, but what Hope lacks in size it makes up for in atmosphere and community feel. Plus, the city centre is just three miles away from its Creative Campus, and it has superb transport links, too.
Previously Liverpool Polytechnic, LMUJ was granted university status in 1992 and renamed after the founder of Littlewoods. One of Britain’s biggest universities, it has a buzzing ambience and three lively campuses. Two can be found right in the heart of the city, with the third four miles south. Over the last 10 years, LJMU has has seen a massive investment, so expect some seriously swish buildings and facilities.
Liverpool is one of England’s most cosmopolitan cities and was the 2008 European capital of culture. Whether you’re passing through, looking for heritage, pop culture and entertainment, checking out the universities, or planning a weekend break, there are plenty of reasons to book a hotel room in Liverpool. And with quaint fishing villages and market towns on its doorstep, there's so much to see and do in the surrounding area of Merseyside.